From a young age, we’re taught that washing our faces is a key part of our daily routine, but the skin can quickly become dry and damaged if you use traditional soap and water. Wash-off cleansers can be good for oily or spotty skin but are often too harsh for a drier complexion.
Your skin gets exposed to a lot in the average day - the elements, pollution, make up, fragrance and anything that’s on our hands as we touch our own faces throughout the day. All of this can lead to pores getting clogged with dirt and excess sebum, so cleansing is vital to keep pores clean and help prevent breakouts. If you wear make up it's especially important.
So far, so obvious, but did you know?
If you’re using wipes on your face and thinking that at least it’s better than sleeping in your make-up (heaven forbid), we’re sorry to say that it’s not! Wipes don’t clean your face effectively and contain drying alcohols and sensitising fragrance – your face (and the environment) deserve better.
As with everything else in life, you’re looking for a balance – in this case, the balance between a cleanser that is effective enough to get skin properly clean but without stripping it of natural oils or irritating it. You should always choose a cleanser that’s a good match for your skin type and needs:
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